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TPDL 2017 : 21st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries


Conference Series : Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
When Sep 18, 2017 - Sep 21, 2017
Where Thessaloniki
Submission Deadline Apr 7, 2017
Notification Due May 26, 2017
Final Version Due Jun 23, 2017
Categories    digital libraries   computer science   information retrieval   libraries

Call For Papers

The 21st version of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries holds the general theme “Part of the Machine: turning complex into scalable” and wants to create a dialogue that will address the challenge of creatively transforming these highly synthesised environments into solutions that can scale for the benefit of varied communities.

Digital libraries are complex systems that respond to the needs of multiple communities with escalating requirements. Undoubtedly the effect of big data in research and development is immense and their collection, aggregation, analysis and interpretation is currently the main trend. However, smaller developments are equally interesting in giving the example of managing highly structured and organised information resources.

In this series of conferences, the dialectic between theory and practice is intense, but always aims to produce a state of the art imagery of digital libraries, or else networked information systems that affect the life of academia, education, culture, society and industry. The components of this “machinery” are interconnected and claim the skills and knowledge of multidisciplinary researchers.

# Topics #
Contributions are welcomed in the following eight tracks, some of which are addressed as Special Tracks. However, submissions are not limited to the topics included in these tracks, neither it is implied that one paper is associated with one topic.

1. Digital Humanities
Corpora development
Metadata & semantics for DH applications
Text & data mining in DH
Textual & visual information extraction
Ontology engineering & use in DH
Visualization in DH
Annotations & critique in DH
Impact of DH in society & academia

2. E-Infrastructures
Digital library designs & architectures
Ubiquitous computing & Mobile digital libraries
Internet of Things with digital libraries
Digital preservation
Cloud technologies
Security for digital libraries
Digital forensics
Business models for e-infrastructures

3. Information Retrieval
Information retrieval & discovery
Query analysis
Indexing & compression
Search engine architectures
Recommendation systems & filtering
IR evaluation
Multimedia IR
Multilingual IR
Searching for sensitive information

4. Semantics
Archival/Bibliographic Linked Data & applications
Linked Data in disciplinary digital libraries
Authenticity & provenance
Authority management issues
Interoperability & integration
Metadata aggregation
Metadata schemas with emphasis to composite content
Quality metrics for metadata & information structures

5. Users and Societies
Digital library interfaces
Metrics, altmerics & scientometrics for & in digital libraries
User centered evaluation of digital libraries
Economic & legal issues for DLs
Information behaviour studies
Collaborative information seeking
Sentiment analysis

6. Content
Digital curation & related workflows
Audio-Visual digital libraries
Annotations & user generated content
Records management, business archives & organizational archives
3D modeling & provision
Legal issues for content in digital libraries

7. Data
Big data
Data science & data education
Data mining
Data representation
Data sharing & reusability
Data structures & quality
Domain specific data, such as biomedical, chemical, astronomical, social
Data provenance
Data in Scholarly Communication

8. Services
Publishing structured & unstructured information
Visualization of information
Network analysis in & for digital libraries
Web archiving
Annotations management in digital libraries
Personal information management & personal digital libraries

Individual researchers and research groups are invited to submit full papers, short papers, posters and demonstrations on the topics above, but on other relevant topics as well. Their research papers should describe original, unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Students on any of the above-mentioned topics are encouraged to participate to the Doctoral Consortium. A four pages paper, which will appear in the Proceedings volume, is required to be submitted through the Doctoral Consortium track.

# Important Dates #
- Submission deadline for Workshops, Tutorials and Panels: March 03, 2017
- Notification on Workshops, Tutorials and Panels: March 31, 2017
- Submission deadline for Full and Short papers: April 7, 2017
- Submission deadline for Posters and Demonstrations: April 14, 2017
- Notification of acceptance for Papers, Posters, and Demonstrations: May 26, 2017
- Camera Ready Versions: June 23, 2017
- End of Early Registration: July 21, 2017
- Conference Dates: September 17-21, 2017

# Publication in Conference Proceedings #
The TPDL2017 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, ISSN 0302-9743). Therefore all submissions should conform to the formatting instructions described in the “For Authors” webpage. In case your paper includes images or screenshots please ensure that you set image compression at 600dpi when you produce your PDF file.

All full and short papers, posters and demonstrations must be submitted in electronic format (PDF) via the conference’s submission page.

According to the registration regulation for TPDL2017, inclusion of papers in the proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper.

# Post-conference Journal Publication #
The TPDL2017 Program Committee will also nominate papers they consider highlight work of significance in the field. Authors of these papers are then invited to submit extended version (at least 30% new material) of their papers that expand upon the description of their work by providing more depth and detail on their technical approaches and results. These submissions then go through the International Journal of Digital Libraries (IJDL, ISSN 1432-5012) review process before acceptance in a focused issue of the journal.

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